Quoting Aerion Istari, reply 93I'd really like to see some code in there to randomly populate the maps with resources and other objects too. Have sliders or something to allow changes in density and so forth.
I would like to do something with resources, but currently the game seems to randomize them no matter what, and I don't know how to stop it.
Hmmm... The maps I downloaded from the Stardock mods don't randomize resources when you load them. I've also gone in and edited them and they stay put. The only thing that doesn't seem to stay put very well are NPCs. I'm not sure what's up with that.
Quoting Aerion Istari, reply 93FYI: Elemental map sizes are based on a sector size of 16 x 16. So a 256 x 256 map is 16 x 16. That's bigger than a "Large" map.
Some people love maps that are big beyond reason. For my Civ4 stuff that was probably one of the number one requests. It wasn't my business to ask what kind of crazy person would want to fill the map with 18 civs and make first contact in late game lol.
I like big maps too, but right now with the game having the memory issues it has, making maps larger than the large size of 10 x 6 (160 x 96) seriously exacerbates the memory problems. I was pointing this out to folks as an FYI. I can't wait for SD to get the game stable so I can play on some really big maps.